Gallery view

1915

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

A proposed pageant to celebrate the adoption of the thirteenth amendment abolishing slavery

A description of the Horizon Guild's commitment to finance and promote the production of "The Star of Ethiopia"; defining the grounding concept and moral goals of the work; and requesting the support of local committees and institutions.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1932

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Black contemporaries of George Washington

Briefly outlining the lives of early black Americans who "attained distinction and influence during the years that George Washington lived."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1915

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Fragment of Jewel of Ethiopia

Fragment of the title page of the 2nd draft of the pageant, consisting of 5 scenes, 12 episodes, and running 2 and a half hours. See also mums312-b233-i029, i030, i032 for additional notes.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1913

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Lateral timeline for Nine tales of black folk

Mapping out the pivotal events in 3,000 years of history as compiled in mums312-b233-i034 and i035.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1913

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Notes on Pageant of Negro history

Outlining the key scenes in the pageant, providing instructions for stage directions, and listing the characters who will require costumes.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1913

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Notes on Pageant of Negro history

Noting the various logistical and material requirements for the work's production and suggesting that it run in Boston, Philadelphia, and Chicago, following its run in New York.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1913

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Notes on Pageant of Negro history

Various renderings of outlines, scenes, instructions, and general ideas for the staging and production of this pageant.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1913

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Notes on Pageant of Negro history

Fragments of note on the play outlining the various events to be commemorated theatrically by its sequential episodes.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1914

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Notes on Star of Ethiopia

Some indications regarding the pageant's cast of characters, costumes, music, and props.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1915

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Notes on The jewel of Ethiopia

Notes on the stage directions (or locations) of the play's characters during the first, second, third, and fourth scenes. See mums312-b233-i029, i030, i031 for additional notes.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers